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Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00573YVVY/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_xSGwvb1HM8SF8

Dreams from My Father : A Story of Race and Inheritance-In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American

The Boy From Nowhere by Gregor Fisher | Celebrity Biographies at The Works

The Boy From Nowhere

The Boy From Nowhere by Gregor Fisher | Celebrity Biographies at The Works

"A beautifully written glimpse into heaven that will encourage those who doubt and thrill those who believe." -Ron Hall, coauthor of Same Kind of Different as Me "Do you remember the hospital, Colton?" Sonja said. "Yes, mommy, I remember," he said. "That''s where the angels sang to me." When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren''t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed-a…

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, Large-Print Edition

Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past by Ransom Riggs,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062099493/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Bu3bsb06YFG1NCNG    Found out about this book via Mental Floss preview:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/26076/20-self-deprecating-notes-found-vintage-photographs

Talking pictures : images and messages rescued from the past / Ransom Riggs.a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life.

We recently asked our Facebook followers which Australian writers they knew and liked. The responses included many familiar names – Peter Carey, Kate Grenville and Tim Winton and others. While these are all, of course, very fine writers, there are many more fantastic authors from our homeland that we would love for our readers to know about. …

14 Brilliant Australian Books That Won Prizes in 2015

Warsaw Boy is the remarkable true story of a sixteen-year old boy soldier in war-torn Poland 'The best-ever account of what is was like to be young and fighting in the Warsaw Rising' Neal Ascherson, S

Warsaw Boy is the remarkable true story of a sixteen-year old boy soldier in war-torn Poland 'The best-ever account of what is was like to be young and fighting in the Warsaw Rising' Neal Ascherson, S

The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do. Available as an eBook from the Geelong Regional Library Overdrive collection.

The Happiest Refugee- The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians

*The Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert just finished reading this novel.an Epic, so good, love her writing!

Caitlin Moran breaks down what it is to be a proper “woman” in this book, and it’s a funny read, but also an honest one that speaks universally. What I love about this title is that it preaches feminism without ordering you to get rid of your hot pink stilettos. If you ever come across a friend who is like, “Oh, I don’t know about feminism. I like men. I like bras,” you should gently nudge her with this book.

30 Books You Should Read Before You Turn 30

I'm totally up for this challenge, as I am both a Gilmore Girls fan and a bookworm. Game on!                                                                                                                                                                                 More

The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge

I'm totally up for this challenge, as I am both a Gilmore Girls fan and a bookworm. Game on! More

READ BIO 306.87 BRI Saroo was lost in India at age of 5. He didn’t know his name or where he was from, he survived on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage & adopted by Australians.   He was happy in his new family, but Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at a map of India on his bedroom wall. Eventually, Google Earth led him to pore over images of India for landmarks he recognised. After years of searching, he found what he was looking for.

READ BIO 306.87 BRI Saroo was lost in India at age of 5. He didn’t know his name or where he was from, he survived on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage & adopted by Australians. He was happy in his new family, but Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at a map of India on his bedroom wall. Eventually, Google Earth led him to pore over images of India for landmarks he recognised. After years of searching, he found what he was looking for.

Gender Failure by Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon

Gender Failure by Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote. A collection of autobiographical essays, lyrics, and images documenting Ivan and Rae's personal journeys from gender failure to gender acceptance.

Inheritance of Loss

Natasha Walter immerses herself in the bleak but compelling world of Kiran Desai's impressive new novel, The Inheritance of Loss.